United States of America

Government shutdown drives workers to protest Washington's inaction

On 3rd December 2018, hundreds of people protested at the Wisconsin state Capital building to voice opposition to legislation that would diminish the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. Read more

Government shutdown drives workers to protest Washington's inaction

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

On 26th October 2018, a news van for a local TV station was set on fire in the station’s parking lot in Salinas, California. Read more

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

Hostility towards the media persists in the USA

On 7th November 2018, the White House suspended the press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta after the president refused to answer his questions during a news conference in the East Room. Read more

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Hostility towards the media persists in the USA

Supreme Court battle brings people to the streets and threats to free speech continue to proliferate

On 27th September 2018, massive crowds demonstrated at the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court to protest the president’s choice to fill the vacancy on the country’s highest court. Read more

Supreme Court battle brings people to the streets and threats to free speech continue to proliferate

President revokes security clearance of vocal former CIA director

On 15th August 2018, the White House revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan and is threatening to do the same to other former intelligence officials who speak against the president. Read more

President revokes security clearance of vocal former CIA director

Mass protests hit the country, while attacks on journalists sharply increase

Several news outlets, were attacked or threatened during this reporting period, contributing to an already tense environment in many of the country’s newsrooms. Read more

 Mass protests hit the country, while attacks on journalists sharply increase

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets

Several protests took place in the USA, especially regarding the government policy to separate undocumented immigrants parents from their children. Read more

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets



Government actions continue to drive people to the streets

Several protests took place in different cities across the country. In some of the protests, demonstrators were detained. Free speech continues to be undermined by government rhetoric against the media. Read more

Government  actions continue to drive people to the streets